In 1834, novelist Charles Dickens described a bus journey in detail, and focused heavily on the “amusing” passengers who, he claimed, changed as fast as a kaleidoscope. These famous words perfectly sum up the joy of bus travel for many of us – if you are a fan of people watching, there is no better option available! In just a few steps, we will discover how to create our very own bus stop – from there, the limit is your imagination!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Use the brown pen and ruler to draw a line around an inch from the bottom of your page, and add two marks to the corners, pointing up at diagonals.
Connect the top of the corner lines together with another straight line…
And use the brown pen to fill in the shape.
Add three small lines to the bottom of the shape, one at either end, and one in the middle.
Now, use the brown pen and the ruler to add two more parallel lines above the shape.
Join the ends of this to create a long, thin rectangle. Then, add two more shapes above this with the ruler and brown pen.
Fill in the shapes with the brown pen…
With a blue pen and a ruler, add a blue to the very bottom line, extending this out slightly beyond the original line.
Use the blue pen and the ruler to add two vertical lines to either end of the horizontal line you just drew, extending these up towards the top of the page, and down past the legs at the bottom.
Connect the vertical lines at the top with a straight line, extending this out slightly, before adding two shorter lines at either end.
Now, add two tall, vertical lines in the center of the main shape, following this up with two shorter lines emerging from the top line.
Use the cyan highlighter pen to fill in the stop section, creating the top of the bus stop.
Now, use the tools to add a series of diagonal stripes across the back shape – these should start small, and get thicker as they move across to the right of the shape.
With a cyan pencil, fill in the remaining diagonal stripes, creating a “two tone” effect in the background.
Use the blue pen and the ruler to add a thin rectangle to the very top of the bus stop…
And then fill this in to create a solid shape.
Use a gray pencil and a ruler to add a rectangle shape to the bottom of the bench, creating a slightly angled line on the left-hand side.
Then use the gray pencil to fill this in.
Now, add a long, thin rectangle to the very bottom of the page.
Use the gray pencil to fill in this rectangle for a solid shape…
Now add lines to the sides and back, creating a large rectangle underneath the entire structure.
With a cyan pen and the ruler, add two short vertical lines, one on either side of the bus stop.
Return to the dark blue rectangle at the top of the bus stop, and use the cyan pen and ruler to add another rectangle to the top, this time with slightly curved edges.
Use a cyan pencil to fill in the rectangle with light shading…
Take a black pen and use it to write “BUS STATION” in this top section.
Use the gray pencil and use a drawing compass to add two circles to the top of the lines at the edge.
Go over these outlines with a blue pen…
And add two smaller blue circles inside these.
Use a black liner to draw small figures inside the circle – the driver needs to know that this is the bus stop!
With a cyan pencil, gently shade in the main face of these two circular signs to complete your drawing.
And there we have it – your very own bus stop. It is up to you to decide just where is serves, where it goes, and who is visiting it – time to get those creative juices flowing!
When it comes to public transport, the humble bus is perhaps the best-known option for many of us, with variations of the public bus system appearing in countries around the world.
Jakarta, located in Indonesia, tops the list when it comes to accessible bus routes – the city boasts 156 miles of bus lines, and there are 3900 buses in operation at any given time – no need to worry about missing your stop!
In 1662, Paris introduced the first version of a bus line – in its original incarnation, this took the form of a horse and carriage, and allowed up to eight passengers to travel at any one time. Known as “five-penny coaches”, the experience was reserved for the upper classes, and the invention lasted for ten years before losing its appeal. 150 years later, it was reimagined, along with a host of new combustion and steam options to power the vehicles and increase capacity.
We can thank Paris not only for introducing the idea of buses, but also for the name we recognize around the world today. The concept of buses originated in 1828, when the first bus service started, operating from La Madeleine, right up to La Bastille in the city of Paris. The name “omnibus” is derived from Latin roots, and translates as “for all” and this is exactly for whom the initial buses were invented. Using this word to describe the method of transport also originated in this region and named after a hat shop located in Nantes – known as “Omnes Omnibus”. It was here that the very first bus lane finished its route.
Now, the term is recognized across the world, and the bus is an essential element of modern life.